Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber Salad

Had I not made Superfast Kofte a few weeks ago, I think I would have really liked this dish.  But after D made these, we both said, "These are good, but the other recipe is better."

The positive for this dish is everything was in included (the side and the meat).

Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber Salad 

Yield: Serves 4

Cooking spray
1 pound ground sirloin
1/4 cup plus
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 2 cups thinly sliced English cucumber
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (6-inch) pitas, quartered

1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Combine beef, 1/4 cup parsley, cilantro, and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

2. Combine cucumber and vinegar in a medium bowl; toss well. Combine yogurt, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, juice, and pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Arrange 1 patty and 1/2 cup cucumber mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with about 2 tablespoons yogurt sauce. Serve each with 2 pita wedges.

Nutritional Information 
Calories: 321; Fat: 12.1g; Saturated fat: 4.7g; Monounsaturated fat: 5g; Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g; Protein: 28.7g; Carbohydrate: 22.4g; Fiber: 1.8g; Cholesterol: 74mg; Iron: 4.1mg; Sodium: 696mg; Calcium: 85mg

Cooking Light JULY 2012 

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